Psychology

Concentration Advisors:  

    Prof. Andrea Simmons (Head); Prof. Ruth Colwill, Prof. Roman Feiman,

    Prof. Joachim Krueger,  Prof. Kathy Spoehr, Prof. Jack Wright

Transfer Credit Advisor:  Prof. Andrea Simmons

Pre-clinical Advisor:  Prof. Brian Hayden

 

Psychology encompasses a range of phenomena and levels of analysis in pursuit of three goals: to deepen our understanding of cognitive and neural mechanisms of sensation, perception, learning and emotion; to probe the biological and evolutionary foundations of animal behavior; and to clarify the social perception and assessment of individuals and groups. In contrast to the other concentrations in this department, the Psychology concentration places the greatest emphasis on understanding human and animal behavior at different levels of analysis – biological, neural, evolutionary, cognitive, developmental, and social.  Students choosing this concentration are often interested in clinical and mental health issues, and will be well prepared for careers in medicine, law, education, business administration, as well as both clinical and experimental psychology.

AP and Transfer Credits: Please refer to our departmental policy on applying AP and transfer credits

Requirements

An up-to-date list of concentration requirements can be found here.

Guidelines for the Psychology concentration can be found here.

Honors

Please refer to the CLPS Honors Program page for detailed information about the Psychology Honors program.